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Cornmeal

Daring Cooks
August 2012

Hello, Daring Cooks! I'm Rachael from pizzarossa and have only been a member here since February but am totally in love with this place. My family are all brilliant cooks and, thanks to them, I grew up with a passion for good food but my passion for cooking, especially for trying new things and broadening my culinary horizons, came a little later in life. My obsession now is to try my hand at everything I had baulked at before, to learn as much as I can and to delve into every stage of "food" from recipe to mouth. I am truly honoured to be hosting this month's challenge and I hope everyone enjoys it!

Cornmeal, polenta, grits, ‪mielie-meal‬, bramata, fine, medium, coarse, yellow, white, quick, slow cooking...

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Crazy for Crackers

Daring Bakers
July 2012

Hello everyone! My name is Dana McFarlane and I am thrilled to be your host for the month of July! I have not joined the world of blogging yet with the excuse that I am working on a cookbook to unveil my culinary interests all at once. It’s a slow going task but being part of the DB challenges for almost two years now has got me in the habit of documenting my dishes!

July’s challenge is all about crackers! Crackers are something I particularly like making because I find it an uncommon practice these days. Most people think I am crackers for going to the trouble but delight when given the opportunity to taste them. Making crackers also allows you to avoid the additives that make store bought crackers last for years and they make wonderful hostess and parting gifts.

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Cooking "En Papillote"

Daring Cooks
July 2012

Hi! My name is Sarah from All Our Fingers in the Pie. I began blogging as a way to keep in touch with friends while I was on an extended vacation but I met a whole world of new friends.

My challenge to you is to cook ‘en papillote (pah-pee-YOHT)’. This is French for ‘in parchment’. In Italian it is called ‘al cartoccio’. This is a method of cooking in which the food is put into a folded pouch or parcel and then baked. The parcel is typically made from folded parchment paper, but other materials such as a paper bag or aluminum foil may be used.

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Going Batty for the Jubilee

Daring Bakers
June 2012

Hello Daring Bakers!

It’s Mandy of What the Fruitcake?! and I am so excited about this month’s challenge. It’s not over- complicated, uses simple ingredients, doesn’t take an age to do, but, I think it’s a classic that has a certain whimsical quality, and something that I think we’ll be able to have a lot of fun with. There’s definitely room for creativity here!

What are we doing?

Battenberg Cake!

Funny enough, before making this cake for the challenge, I hadn’t eaten a single crumb of a Battenberg. But whenever one caught my eye in the store, I couldn't help but look at it with a smile.

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Cannelloni

Daring Cooks
June 2012

Hello everyone! I am Manu from Manu’s Menu and have been a member of the Daring Kitchen for over a year now and LOVE it! I was born and brought up in Milan (Italy) by Sicilian parents and my passion for cooking can be traced back to my childhood, when I used to prepare meals with my parents. After moving to Australia in 2006 and becoming a mother of 2 beautiful daughters, I decided to create a blog to share my passion for cooking and to spread the concept of authentic Italian home cooking to the world. In fact, I often find that Italian cuisine outside of Italy is nothing like the original, so today I would like to challenge all of you to cook an Italian classic, the traditional way. I am very thrilled to be hosting this month’s challenge: Cannelloni.

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Challah Back, Y'all!

Daring Bakers
May 2012

Hi there! I am Ruth from The Crafts of Mommyhood, and I am super excited to be hosting the Daring Bakers this month! I have been a member of the Daring Kitchen for about a year and a half, and I have learned so much so far. After my first few months I found myself wondering “What would I choose if I were going to host a challenge?” I soon realized there was something I wanted to share, and Lis was generous enough to give me the chance!

In almost all cultures, tradition and food go hand in hand. Growing up in a traditionally Jewish household, holidays and celebrations are always centered around the table. One of the most identifiable foods at the Jewish celebration table is the beautiful, braided bread – challah!

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Messieurs-Dames: Boeuf Bourguignon!

Daring Cooks
May 2012

Hi, I’m Fabi from fabsfood and this month I’m honored to host the Daring Cook’s challenge. My choice, is the classic Boeuf Bourguignon, it is probably one of the most famous French Cuisine dishes. And among all the possible versions of it, the one I have chosen is Julia Child’s recipe, from her book “Mastering the art of french cooking”. Please pardon me if I say this book is almost a bible. Every time I read it to pick a recipe and follow her directions I feel myself full of respect and devotion for this incredible woman.

Boeuf Bourguignon (Beef Bourguignon in English) was born in Bourgogne (Burgundy), where beef and wine are its most important products. It’s a traditional Sunday’s dish, to share with the family.

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Armenian Nazook & Nutmeg Cake

Daring Bakers
April 2012

Hi! My name is Jason, and I blog at DailyCandor.com. I’ve been participating in the Daring Bakers’ challenge since January of 2011, and have enjoyed each and every challenge. I am by no means a whiz in the kitchen, but I love baking and cooking, so every month I find myself learning something new and mastering a new skill and/or recipe. I am thrilled to be hosting this month!

As a child of immigrants to the US, I was raised eating things that look and sound alien to most Americans (dining on ghormeh sabzi for Thanksgiving, munching on choreg during the holidays, etc.).

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Create Your Own Recipe!

Daring Cooks
April 2012

Hey, everybody, it’s David and Karen from Twenty-Fingered Cooking, and we’re super-excited to host this month’s challenge! And we definitely have a challenge for you this month, because this month, there is no recipe for you to follow – it’s all about making something up on your own!

I’m pretty sure we just scared the pants off of about half of you, but no, you didn’t read that wrong; this challenge is all about creating a recipe that is entirely your own. It’s great to learn new techniques and new dishes, but there’s something really special about serving the best dish ever and knowing that it came out of your own head. So that’s where we’re headed with this challenge.

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Dutch Crunch Bread

Daring Bakers
March 2012

First, let us introduce ourselves. We are Sara and Erica from Baking JDs. During our first year of law school, we discovered Daring Bakers and decided that monthly baking was just the thing to get us to take a break from our studies and do something that we both already loved. Since we graduated in May 2010, we’ve continued the tradition. As busy attorneys, it hasn’t gotten any easier to find the time, but it’s always worth it.

Both of us live in San Francisco, which is home to all kinds of culinary traditions. Of course, sourdough bread is one of the first things that springs to people’s minds. For our challenge, however, we’ve decided to make Dutch Crunch bread.

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